Monday, December 6, 2010

Projects in Common

While inspecting the posts of my fellow bloggers I saw what Faye has been working on.  It struck a chord.  Ages ago I bought the same pattern

Applique is so much fun and these little blocks seemed so portable.  I began to work out that if I did one a day, it would only take me ... you know how it is.  I don't know how long this project has been in the cupboard.  Faye's is much more imaginative.  I basically just copied the pattern colours.  Perhaps one day I'll get it out and actually work on it.  There are only 117 blocks and I have already done 15 so it would only take me 102 days to finish them all.  Just kidding!


As I said, I love applique, and also hand quilting.  I can't remember the last time I hand pieced a straight line.  The sewing machine is so seductive.  It's fast.  Projects move along at a rapid rate.  This weekend, I made 20 blocks and now there are only 44 more to whizz up.  Not showing it properly until the quilt is complete.

I've also been working on my Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt.  My latest block is over here.

10 comments:

Willy Wonky said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I love it! What is the pattern?

Sujata said...

I love the colors and your work! Can you share what pattern is this?

Mimi said...

Oh, thank you Liz for posting pictures of your Hearts and Hands blocks. They are beautiful. You have 15 and as of tonight I will have 51. I have been working on this one for quite a while, too. I work on it and then put it away and so on and so on. I finally put it up on the design wall to keep reminding me that I want this quilt done some day....sooner rather than later.

liz said...

This is called the "Hearts & Hands" and it is published by McCall's Quilting from their Vintage Series.

Julie Fukuda said...

This looks like a lot of work to me. Once you get all those round blocks done, they will have to have something else done to them to join up...

Crispy said...

Wonderful blocks Liz. It looks like a really fun project to work on. I can hardly wait to see them all together :0) Off to see the latest Beyond block!

Crispy

Kate said...

Thanks for telling us the name of the pattern Liz. Did you get the pattern in Sydney or online? If you don't say 117 out loud then the blocks seem very manageable.(And portable).

Christine said...

I too am working on this quilt, it is a stunner

Christine

Janet said...

I do love that quilt but it is a big project, keep nibbling, it'll be fantsatic.